Booming Bahamas Tourism
Due to the islands’ crystal-clear waters and the miles and miles of pristine beaches, Bahamas tourism is rapidly growing every year.
The Bahamas, often referred to as the Isles of Perpetual June, not only present spectacular beauty but also provide awesome tropical weather. They offer an abundance of activities and memorable adventures to all vacationers. Whether you enjoy water sports such as kayaking, boating, sailing, snorkeling or diving, or whether you prefer to gamble in the casino, or play a few rounds of golf, the Bahamas tourism experience pleases everyone.
Beaches: Imagine a place where the water is so clear that it has a visibility of over 200 feet. Go for a swim or sit back and relax on Harbour Island Beach, recently named by the Travel Channel as one of the top ten must-see beaches in the world. Or head over to Surfer’s Beach on the island of Eleuthera to catch some rolling waves.
Boating and Sailing: With 32 ports of entry, approximately 100,000 boaters travel to the Bahamas every year. If you do not own a cruising vessel, you can admire the astounding panoramic view while lounging on one of the numerous catamarans, boats, yachts or private charters that will take you out on the beautiful waters. Regattas are very popular in the Bahamas. One such event is the National Family Island Regatta at Elizabeth Harbour on the island of Exuma. It lasts four days and sailors of various experience levels participate in the race to win the “Best in the Bahamas” title. Although the race is the main attraction, many come to enjoy the pageants, fashion shows, competitions, volleyball tournaments, and the music and the parties!
Water Sports: If you love water sports, the Bahamas is the place to be because your choices are endless - from wave running to kiteboarding and from deep-sea fishing to bonefishing. You can enjoy kayaking, or snorkel among the lively coral reefs, or experience a close encounter with dolphins and sharks.
Diving: The Bahamas offer 25 exciting dive destinations to satisfy your love of deep-waters. Whether you are reef diving, cave diving, caver and blue hole diving, wreck diving, or wall diving, be prepared to see marine wildlife like you have never seen before. You may even want to get close enough to swim with sharks!
Casino: There are many legends about pirates, ship wrecks, and gold lost on the ocean floor of the Bahamas, but why not try to find a fortune on the casino floor? Filled every night with revelers, the sounds of the casino will add much excitement to your trip.
The Atlantis Paradise Island Casino covers 50,000 sq. feet and is encased by panoramic windows and skylights, bringing the lush outside in. It opens from 10am to 4am; however, the slot machines area is open 24 hours a day.
Treasure Bay Casino has lots to offer as well. It is popular with the tourists for its luxury, and tropical theme.
Golf: The islands enjoy approximately 7 hours of clear skies every day - an unmatchable haven for golfers. And the Bahamas not only offer elaborate courses, but also awesome scenery.
The Lucayan Golf Course weaves through pine tree stands and dense tropical underbrush, and offers generous fairways and well-bunkered greens to challenge the avid golfer. The putting surface has Tifdwarf grass which makes it faster.
The Reef Golf Course is a 6930 yard course, boasting scenic lake views on 13 of the 18 holes. Ample, rolling greens, and wide fairways make this links-style course a relaxing ‘walk-in-the-park’.